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old town build sheet

Discussion in 'Serial Number Search' started by jimzielanski, Aug 20, 2021.

  1. jimzielanski

    jimzielanski New Member

    I am looking for the build record in Old Town 142504 17 . Thanks Benson
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    The Old Town canoe with serial number 142504 is a 17 foot long, CS (Common Sense or middle) grade, HW (heavy water) model with red western cedar planking, open spruce gunwales, number eight canvas, ash decks, ash thwarts, ash seats, and a keel. It was built between July and October, 1945. The original exterior paint color was dark green. It shipped on November 7th, 1945 to Evansville, Indiana. A scan showing this build record can be found below.

    This scan and several hundred thousand others were created with substantial grants from the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association (WCHA) and others as you probably know well. A description of the project to preserve these records is available at if you want more details. I hope that you will donate, join or renew your membership to the WCHA so that services like this can continue. See to learn more about the WCHA and to donate or join.

    It is also possible that you could have another number or manufacturer if this description doesn't match your canoe. Feel free to reply here if you have any other questions,



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